Facts & Figures

Luzerne County Community College
521 Trailblazer Drive, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899

LCCC Infographics


  • Public two-year college offering associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs.
  • Founded in 1966 under the sponsorship of the Luzerne County Board of Commissioners and guided by a fifteen member Board of Trustees.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, 267-284-5011.


  • Credit enrollment (Fall 2022): 4,220
    • 32% attend full-time / 68% attend part-time
    • 66% are females / 34% are males
    • 70% live in Luzerne County
    • 66% are enrolled in transfer programs / 34% are enrolled in occupational programs
    • 1,725 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
  • Noncredit enrollment (2021-2022): 3,128
    • Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.


  • 603 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 526 individuals in 2021-2022
  • 36,295 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967 (as of August, 2022)

Employees (2020-2021)

  • Full-time faculty - 123
    • 9 month 83
    • 12 month 40
  • 1 part-time faculty member (paid hourly; 19 hours or less)
  • 53 administrative staff FT & PT
  • 109 support staff FT & PT
  • 5 security FT & PT

Finances (2022-2023)

  • Operating budget of $41,823,598
  • Income is derived from federal, state, and local governments, student tuition, vending services, and bookstore
  • Student tuition is $140 per semester hour for part-time in-county residents; full-time in-county students pay flat rate of $2,100 per semester

Main Campus

  • The campus of Luzerne County Community College is situated on a 167-acre site in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania plus two downtown locations. The College consists of 19 buildings including twelve classroom and instructional facilities, a library, an administration building, a conference center, a campus center, security and printing services, and physical plant services. The value of campus buildings and equipment as of July 1, 2022 exceeds $154,461,820.
  • Upcoming projects through 2023 include building renovations and capital improvement/deferred maintenance projects.

Additional College Centers
  • Berwick Center
  • Hazleton Center
  • Northumberland Center
  • M & T Educational Center (Pittston)
  • Scranton Center
  • Greater Susquehanna Center (Watsontown)
  • Wilkes-Barre Center

Library Resources
The Library provides space for collaborative and quiet study, has 22 computers, a classroom for information literacy instruction, and many resources to meet students research needs. The physical collection includes approximately 57,000 print materials. Beyond the primary academic collection, it holds small collections of periodicals, best sellers, children's and young adult literature, graphic novels, and games. The Library's digital collections include approximately 200,000 eBooks and subscriptions to 85 research databases. These databases provide access to thousands of full-text scholarly journals, primary source documents, and streaming media. The mix of print and digital resources, in person services and an "Ask a Librarian" chat service ensures access to quality resources and services for students on main campus and those studying at dedicated centers or from home.

Programs of Study

  • 70 occupational programs (includes degree, certificate, and diploma programs)
  • 25 liberal arts/transfer programs
  • 10 credit-free career training programs as well as numerous conferences, seminars, workshops, and business/industry customized training either on-campus or throughout the community

Special Programs

  • LPN-RN Program
  • Prior Learning
  • Work-based Learning and Apprenticeship Partnerships
  • 2+2+2 Program
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Early College enrollment with over 38 school districts
  • Articulation agreements with 40 colleges and universities
  • Custom-designed training programs for regional business and industry
  • Plus50 Initiative
  • Dual Admissions Program (King's College, Misericordia University, Wilkes University, Temple University, Marywood University, University of Scranton, East Stroudsburg, Bloomsburg University,Kutztown University, Keystone College, and Susquehanna University, Alvernia University)
  • 12 Program-to-Program Agreements with 14 State Universities

Student Support Services

  • Act 101 Program
  • All One Recovery Institute (AREI)
  • KEYS Program
  • Perkins Program
  • Career services
  • Counseling and advising services
  • Services for students with disabilities
  • Learning support services, including tutoring and supplemental instruction
  • Placement testing
  • Transfer counseling
  • Veterans services

Student Activities

  • 30+ student clubs and organizations
  • Student Government Association and student leadership opportunities
  • Radio station and TV station
  • 6 intercollegiate athletics teams
  • Opportunities for intramurals

Operating costs are shared among the students, county and the state. This translates roughly into each group being responsible for one-third the total cost.

Thomas Leary, President